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Posted around town in Shanghai…

<<Mad about Shanghai>>

1. Institute for Oriental languages

2. Kids furniture and clothing store


3. Italian fashion brand
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4. A pediatric center

5. Dental clinic

6. Drugstore specialized in back injuries

7. Hot-Dog Boutique

8. PC repair store


 A Jehovah’s Witness who for decades refused all surgery on his horrific facial disfigurement has been given hope by a British doctor and new medical technology.


For one year, WWF-Canada is tracking six female polar bears with cubs in Canada’s Hudson’s Bay region.  Collars on the bears’ necks record their position and beam the information back to scientists via satellite.  This research allow for regular updates about how the bears behave in their Arctic environment and to determine how they may be affected by climate change.  The bears’ movements are mapped out on this website.

Save the polar bears, save the world

<<Polar bear tracker at WWF Canada >>

“US and Russian astronauts have had sex in space for separate research programmes on how human beings might survive years in orbit, according to a book published yesterday.Pierre Kohler, a respected French scientific writer, says in The Final Mission: Mir, The Human Adventure that the subject is taboo both at Nasa and at mission control in Moscow, but that cosmic couplings have taken place.

“The issue of sex in space is a serious one,” he says. “The experiments carried out so far relate to missions planned for married couples on the future International Space Station, the successor to Mir. Scientists need to know how far sexual relations are possible without gravity.”

He cites a confidential Nasa report on a space shuttle mission in 1996. A project codenamed STS-XX was to explore sexual positions possible in a weightless atmosphere.

Twenty positions were tested by computer simulation to obtain the best 10, he says. “Two guinea pigs then tested them in real zero-gravity conditions. The results were videotaped but are considered so sensitive that even Nasa was only given a censored version.”

Only four positions were found possible without “mechanical assistance”. The other six needed a special elastic belt and inflatable tunnel, like an open-ended sleeping bag.

Mr Kohler says: “One of the principal findings was that the classic so-called missionary position, which is so easy on earth when gravity pushes one downwards, is simply not possible”



<<Article: John Henley from The Guardian>>

10. Tony takes out Tony B (Steve Buscemi) his first cousin who went to jail for him back in the day.

9. Bobby Baccalieri gets whacked while shopping for toy trains.

8. Tony kills his nephew Chris Moltisanti right after they get into a car accident together by suffocating him.

7. Tony Soprano stomps on one of Phil’s guys American History X style after he finds out he was inappropriate with his daughter Meadow. One of the cool things about this is actually a few scenes later when he is in a meeting and finds one of the guy’s teeth in his pant cuff.

6. Silvio and Carlo kill Fat Dom when he makes wiseass remarks about Carlo being gay.

5. Chris and Paulie hit a waiter in the head with a brick and then shoot him as he seizures on the floor…All this because Chris left a 14 dollar tip on a $1186.00 check.

4. Janice shoots Richie Aprile after Richie punches her in the mouth. I think this is the only time in the history of the Sopranos that I was actually glad to see Janice in a scene.

3. Phil Leotardo gets shot in the head in a gas station. As his wife is screaming for help, she forgets the car in drive with the kids in the car and the car runs over Phil’s head.

2. Tony smashes Ralph Ciffaretta’s head on the floor when he finds out Ralph killed their beloved racehorse “Pie Oh My”.

1. Big Pussy Gets Whacked

Trying to get away in the modern age is enough to make anyone terminally frustrated. As a new survey nominates the worst airports in the world, foreign correspondents from the Independent choose their least favorite flight paths.

<<The Independent>>

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